For Families

Play & Learn: In Gallery, at Home and Outside!

Our Summer Family Activites: Play Stations, are here and ready to book!

Click here to book

Our immersive space, created with Southwold Primary School pupils, forms the perfect backdrop for this summer’s creative activities.

Explore and share how play connects us, take over the space with gentle gestures of protest. What happens next? You decide.

It was National Playday on Wed 3 Aug, click here to see what you can do this summer to celebrate play. Take a look at what you can do on your street, are you Coming out to Play?

Our current exhibitions are: Assemble + Schools of Tomorrow: A Place We Imagine and Meriem Bennani: Life on the CAPS

Meriem's films follow the inhabitants of a fictional island in the middle of the Atlantic. Themes of privacy, protest and public gathering emerge through playful animations.

The Place We Imagine is a high energy space of physical and imaginative play for grown-ups and children through a series of large-scale play sculptures, one of which was developed in dialogue with children from three local schools. Assemble have created a design for and by the city’s children.

Each Saturday between 12 - 1pm you are invited to participate in Reach to leave your own fingerprint in gold as part of the installation.

Pick up one of our Sensory Family Explorer bags to help you explore in the galleries and around the building.

So join in, let’s go and play. It's hard to resist!

If you prefer to make at home, see the selection of activities below or all our activities are here. There are lots of activites to do at home to keep you busy. You could also take a look at our Virtual Reality tour of past exhibitions and related activites.

Be sure to share your ‘in Gallery, at Home and Outside!’ experience on our social media, at #NCmaking so we can see what amazing ways you have tried our activities.

We'd love to hear what you think. Who knows, you could join our team of kid creatives!